Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Community Outreach Programs Found to Be Cost-Effective by CDC

Are community campaigns to increase exercise worth the money? A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study says yes. The study found a decrease in participants' new cases of chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke, and colon and breast cancers, and found that participants experienced an improved quality of life. The rigorous economic study found that, indeed, community outreach campaigns such as mass communication efforts, social support networks, enhanced access to walking trails, and other similar services can be quite cost-effective.
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